US based rental software developer Point of Rental has acquired Rental Hosting of Fort Worth, Texas, a web design/hosting company that builds integrated websites for rental businesses.
The acquisition is part of the company’s strategy to extend and develop its eCommerce functionality and follows the acquisition RentItOnline last November - see: RentItOnline acquired by Point of Rental.
Rental Hosting provides fully integrated websites designed and built specifically for rental businesses, including eCommerce, customer portals, and online payments. Its sites display rental and sales inventory, show instructions and videos associated with each item, provide shopping cart functionality, capture customer contact information, and automate quotes. In addition, integrated customer portals allow customers to manage their own contracts, view items on rent (including job sites), pay contracts, and submit quote requests within a dedicated portal.
Point of Rental chief executive Wayne Harris, said: “As we move eCommerce to the forefront, both as a company and as an industry, this acquisition gives us the resources to do so in innovative, thoughtful ways. This will bring our teams closer together for collaboration earlier in the development process and allow us to better serve our customers’ needs.”
Rental Hosting chief executive Caleb Yell, added: “Rental Hosting and Point of Rental have been a part of the same family, same community, for years. This move won't affect current Rental Hosting customers during the transition, and they will reap the benefits of our closer collaboration with Point of Rental’s development team as we build an even more tightly integrated eCommerce process.”
In a recent issue of Cranes & Access we caught up with Point of Rental to discuss the workshop element of its rental software. Read in full below: